Michael Fallon has resigned as defence minister over allegations against him.
If ever there was a time to think seriously about whether parliament represents the people, it's now.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s record on women’s rights has been mixed.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?
Women in political leadership face many of the same problems, no matter where they live.
Even in egalitarian Europe, female politicians must battle gender stereotypes, biased media coverage, and entrenched power.
It was a vintage year for women's visibility, but that's not necessarily a good thing.
Despite its progressive nature, The Age newspaper has never had a female editor-in-chief.
Women remain systemically underrepresented at the top levels of Australia's most powerful institutions – including the media, universities, government, judiciary and corporate sector.
The words we use to describe male and female leaders are a good guide to our deeply held sexist assumptions.
There have been efforts to include women in West Bank politics, but they've fallen short. Activists are trying to change things.
Labour MPs gather ahead of their women’s conference.
Stefan Rousseau / PA Archive
Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
Most of Australia’s women federal MPs sit on the opposition benches of parliament.
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
Feminism informs Hillary Clinton’s personal story and influences her policies, but only to a degree.
Hillary Clinton’s political success has been partially due to a willingness to conform to certain journalistic expectations about gender.
Let the woman talk.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
At the DNC.
Certain voting blocs will rally around the idea of electing the first woman president. Others, not so much.
After the party leadership contest came to an abrupt end, the home secretary is to become the country's second woman leader.
Filling up her binder.
EPA/Tracie van Auken
If Hillary Clinton's cabinet does end up being 50% female, it could change US politics for good.
Canada shows the rest of the world how it’s done.
Prime Minister of Canada
The theme of this year's International Women's Day is parity. World leaders take note.
So far, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has refused to endorse a candidate.
Neither Democratic candidate for president has gotten the endorsement of Massachusetts' junior senator. Here's a look at Elizabeth Warren's long game playbook.
Australia’s federal cabinet currently has just two female members. What can be done about boosting the number of female parliamentarians generally?
Thanks to quotas, the proportion of women in parliaments across the world has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
Joan Kirner, Victoria’s first – and so far only – female premier, has died at the age of 76.
The career of late former Victorian premier Joan Kirner illustrated the story of the Australian Left from the Whitlam era to the present day.